Affliction Lands Horodecki

By Brian Knapp Aug 6, 2008
In a move that strengthens its roster outside the heavyweight division, the upstart Affliction promotion on Wednesday announced the signing of former International Fight League poster boy Chris Horodecki (Pictures). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The once-beaten 20-year-old Canadian will make his promotional debut at Affliction “Day of Reckoning” on Oct. 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. An opponent has yet to be named. Horodecki (12-1) last competed in April, when he earned a unanimous decision victory against World Championship Fighting veteran Nate Lamotte (Pictures) at an IFL show in East Rutherford, N.J.

NCFC Fight Management’s Matt Stansell (Pictures), who represents Horodecki, indicated his client’s decision to sign on Affliction’s dotted line was not solely financial. It was based on a number of factors, including his preference to fighting in a ring. In addition, Horodecki sought input from Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts teammate Mark Hominick (Pictures), who debuted with Affliction in July and spoke positively about the experience.

Horodecki, who owns a pair of split decision victories over Bart Palaszewski (Pictures), suffered the only defeat of his career in December, when he was stopped on strikes by Team Quest’s Ryan Schultz (Pictures) in the IFL World Grand Prix lightweight final. He knocked out Schultz the first time the two met in 2006.
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